Story By: G.H. Harding
Michelle Berting Brett

GO GO GOLDHABER --- Don't forget NY-based jazz vocalist and songwriter Marcus Goldhaber at NYC’s legendary Blue Note this Saturday night (4/12) as he debuts his new album to see the debut A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening. He headlines the Late Night Groove Series in a benefit concert that follows Gary Burton & Makoto Ozone Duets. The performance will also supports the Samaritans; the suicide prevention charity for which Marcus will be running in the Boston Marathon for. 

A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening, due in late spring, is a mixture of Marcus' favorite standards and new originals, produced in part by Billy Jay Stein (Linda Eder, “Spider-Man,” Beautiful Broadway cast album). Marcus credits his mother with introducing him to the Great American Songbook, and throughout his career he’s developed a vast repertoire that includes selections from his current co-starring role in the hit Off-Broadway Harold Arlen tribute, The Wonderful Wizard of Song.

GOOD WIFE’S LAST CALL --- We finally watched the follow up to The Good Wife episode where the character Will Gardner died; significantly entitled The Last Call. We really can't recall an episode of this show better written, better directed, or better acted than this one. The title referred to a call that will made to Alicia (Julianna Margulies), but one that was incomplete, so the episode set about to discover what that last call may have been about. Josh Charles (Will Gardner) was well represented in the episode in numerous flashbacks that recalled earlier moments. One of the best parts of the show was when Diane Lockhart (a spot-on brilliant Christine Baranksi) was forced to see a client that threatened to leave and when he finally showed up in her office, she fired him! Baranski’s just a brilliant actress and she never gave better than this scene.

Her associate David Lee (Zach Grenier), who had always opposed everyone about everything, shed a tear himself for Will really did give a great nuanced performance as well … and, even said after Diane fired the client and observed how good it felt, said it made me hot. Great show; great episode. Can't wait to see their final episodes this season.

CARPENTERS REMEMBERED --- We've Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered is a concert show celebrating the music of one of the most successful recording acts of all time. The show will be at NYC’s
 B. B. King’s on April 13.

Led by Michelle Berting Brett and accompanied by a live, 7-piece Nashville band directed by Harry Sharpe, the show re-creates the Carpenters’ original sound.

From Northern California to the East Coast to a sold out debut in Las Vegas, We've Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered has been met with enthusiasm from Carpenters’ fans and reviewers alike. Check them out HERE

CLOSING NOTES --- Last call for Roseland tonight. Lady Gaga has the honors …

Joe Perry posted a thirty second clip on YouTube confirming the rumors of the last few days that Aerosmith and Slash would be touring together this summer.

According to Perry, the official name of the tour will be Let Rock Rule.

Dates for the tour are expected to be announced tomorrow, April 8.

Aerosmith continues to tour behind their 2012 album Music From Another Planet while Slash's latest, Apocalyptic Love, is also from that year. There is no word on any new Aerosmith work but Slash has been in the studio recording a follow-up with lead singer Myles Kennedy who also fronts the band Alter Bridge …

Congats to our friend, Vanilla Fudge-drummer Carmine Appice for receiving Modern Drummer’s 2014 Hall of Fame Award at Steve Walter’s Cutting Room last week …

Broadway's Donnie Kehr (next seen in director Clint Eastwood's big-screen version of Jersey Boys in June) visited the new Susan Stroman Great White Way-production of Bullets Over Broadway over the weekend and posed for this shot with the cast's Vincent Pastore ...

I really can't fathom that the Rizzoli Bookstore is being forced out of its beautiful home on 57th Street to make way for new apartment developments. The New York Times reported that its final day there is Friday, April 11th. I am somewhat chagrined that I remember the store in its original location on Fifth Avenue. I recall going in there and being dazzled by its selection and the sheer volume of books. I'm not normally a nostalgic person … looking forward rather than backward, but this is indeed a travesty ...

Kate Bush has sold out all 22 dates of her forthcoming series of live shows in London in less than fifteen minutes.

The shows will take place at London's Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, starting on August 26.

Kate said: "I'm completely overwhelmed by the response to the shows. Thank you so much to everyone. Looking forward to seeing you all later this year."

For those that don't know; Kate Bush may well have been the original Adele. Her early work, especially with Peter Gabriel on his “Don’t Give Up,” was nothing short of brilliant. I hope she comes stateside. 

Happy belated birthday to B. B. King's Peter Abraham ... and, Roy Trakin, now ensconced at both Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter - they both couldn't pick anyone better!

 Photo Courtesy Of: David Salidor